Objectives and Strands


The 2024 Annual Conference offers high-quality professional development and opportunities to:

  • Address issues and challenges impacting individuals, families and communities.
  • Showcase the high-quality research and scholarship of FCS students and professionals.
  • Engage in critical dialogue and networking to build and strengthen relationships.
  • Explore emerging topics and advancements in the FCS field.
  • Promote lifelong learning and continuing education in FCS content areas.


The 2024 Annual Conference offers high quality professional development to equip and empower FCS professionals and students with:

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access.
  • Educational Tools, Resources, and Strategies.
  • Leadership, Advocacy, and Collaboration.
  • Research and Scholarship.
  • Trends and Technology.


As a result of the AAFCS Annual Conference, attendees will be able to:

  • Meet individuals across multiple content areas and practice settings.
  • Mentor FCS students and emerging professionals.
  • Model effective leadership practices and advocacy skills.
  • Maintain professional networks and collaborative relationships.
  • Maximize innovative tools, strategies, and resources in professional practice.
  • Monitor evolving trends and technology and their impact on individuals, families, communities, and the profession.
  • Market the value of the FCS profession to stakeholders.
  • Motivate high quality research and scholarship.
  • Moderate dialogue on critical issues and societal challenges.
  • Make informed decisions about well-being, relationships, and resources.
  • Measure the impact of FCS on individuals, families, and communities.